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Fall PartyHere’s the skinny.  Aspen‘s Wheeler Opera House and Radio Boardshop are hosting a party and fashion show happening tomorrow night, Monday, November 12th. This fun fall party includes art, drinks, music and apparently a pretty sweet photobooth with fun props.  What else were you going to do on a Monday?

The only deal is that you have to “like” the Wheeler Opera House, which you do anyway, so that’s easy.  After RSVPing on their page the first 200 guests are invited to kick their week off on the right foot.  You must RSVP here and “like” the Wheeler Opera House Facebook page as the party is limited to first 200 guests. Doors at 8, fashion show at 9.  And the RSVP list is at 157 last we checked, so get moving!

Get excited to see what Radio is stocking the shelves with this Winter! They are showcasing Streetwear, Outerwear, Footwear, and Accessories.

Check out some favorite local artist’s and what they’ve been working on.  Also, the Wheeler will have fun minute to win-it games and free Aspen Brewing Company beer until the keg is gone!

Without further delay, we’ll see you there!

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Wheeler Opera HouseIt’s a big week for film at Aspen‘s Wheeler Opera House, from a thought provoking Sundance favorite, to a Warren Miller original, they’ve got you covered if you’re looking to catch a great flick.

The Wheeler Film Society always makes solid choices in film and tonight’s pick is no different.  Your Sister’s Sister, was a hit at Sundance and runs tonight (10/29), tomorrow (10/30) and Wednesday (10/31) at 7:30 pm for just $10.  Here’s what the Wheeler had to say about it:

“After he directed the critically acclaimed Jeff, Who Lives at Home earlier this year (we played it), Mark Duplass stars as Jack who we meet in full hostility mode at a memorial service a year after the death of his brother in this Sundance hit. Jack’s best friend and coincidentally, his brother’s ex, Iris (Emily Blunt), packs him off to her father’s isolated island cabin to nurse his grief in idyllic coastal surroundings alone. Once he arrives, though, he finds that Iris’s older sister, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), is also at the cabin, recovering from a break-up. The trio is complete when Iris shows up. Fuelled by consistently excellent dialogue, there’s an unexpected layer of refreshing optimism running throughout the movie. These characters who we grow to care about are dealing with some weighty issues like real, honest-to-goodness people. ’Romantic, funny, surprising and thoroughly involving, it is [that] rare film you give yourself over to completely.” – USA Today. ’A keenly observed romance whose apparent rough-edged naturalism masks a considerable degree of craft.” – Slate. 91min. R

Mark your calendars for Thursday’s evening’s premiere of Warren Miller’s FLOW STATE and Friday night’s benefit for Aspen local, Wiley Maple’s, US Ski Team travel and training costs for the 2013 ski racing season.  Deep Winter will be presented as part of the evening’s festivities.  Stay tuned for more details!

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Ahh, Aspen!  Its the weekend and after spending a day outside soaking up the beautiful fall colors we’ve got just the thing to keep your senses stimulated by night.  The Wheeler Film Society along with Aspen Film are presenting the film Samsara tonight, Saturday and Sunday at the Wheeler Opera House.  The film is produced by part-time Aspenite Mark Magidson and Directed by Ron Fricke.  The two have worked together in the past to produce Aspen favorites, Baraka and Chronos, that combined visual and music artistry. 

SamsaraSamsara is no different.  We’ve been told to prepare for an “unparalleled sensory experience.”  Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.  It was filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries in 70mm.  This film will literally transport you to places all across the globe, from disaster zones to natural wonders.   You’ll be as inspired by the film as you are by the beauty of Aspen in the fall.  Check it out!

Here are the dates, times and ticket information:

  • Dates
    • Fri, September 21, 2012 7:30PM
    • Sat, September 22, 2012 4:30PM
    • Sat, September 22, 2012 7:30PM
    • Sun, September 23, 2012 4:30PM
  • Theater Wheeler Opera House
  • Ticket Prices $10.00
  • Availability Buy Tickets

 

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Pat MethenyAre you a fan of Jazz?  Not ready to say goodbye to summer in Aspen just yet?  Then we have something for you!

Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House is please to welcome the Pat Metheny Unity Band this Saturday, September 8th at 8pm.  Metheny’s latest project, featuring saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist Ben Williams, and on drums Antonio Sanchez is definitely one of the most stellar lineups in recent jazz history!

A Kansas City native and seasoned Jazz musician, Pat Metheny’s versatility is almost nearly without peer on any instrument.  Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical.

Hmmm, range much?   With Pat Metheny, you simply never know what is coming next. But among the many things that make this ever-changing artist so special is the consistent level of commitment and quality that he brings to everything he does.  He’s entertained audiences for nearly four decades and isn’t slowing down yet!

Ready to buy tickets?  Ticket prices are $75 and $50.  If you haven’t already, you can click here to purchase.

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The event we’ve been waiting for is finally here!  Aspen is proud to host the third annual 7908 Songwriters Festival at the Wheeler Opera House March 21-25. This festival has been called the “most intimate musical weekend” out there and is co-produced by Songwriting Hall of Fame member and Aspen local John Oates.  This acoustic five days of music was designed to be the “shortest distance between the songwriter’s voice and the listener’s ear.”

This year’s line up is as exciting as ever with names like James McMurtry, Blue Sky Riders featuring Kennie Loggins, Sophie B. Hawkins and much more.

In addition to being live and in person at the Wheeler, the performances will also be broadcast via live webcasts from Stageit.  Webcast ticket sales will benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation and the 7908 Foundation.  Stageit was created by artists for artists and gives fans a “front row seat to a backstage experience.”

The Limelight Hotel is offering two separate lodging deals for 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival tickeholders.  Guests can choose between 25% off during a four night stay with a complimentary bottle of wine or 15% on all other lodging.  Check out the Limelight Hotel’s website for more information.

Schedule of Events

Festival Sponsors

Martin GuitarLevinson JewelersCloud9EmeraldGreenspoon MarderOcean Drive Magazine

 

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Planning a trip to Aspen?  Now you have even more incentive to book your trip because, in addition to exhilarating Spring skiing, you can book your tickets for the third annual 7908 Songwriters Festival at the Wheeler Opera House March 21-25. This festival has been called the “most intimate musical weekend” out there.  The festival is co-produced by Songwriting Hall of Fame member and Aspen local John Oates.  It was designed to be the “shortest distance between the songwriter’s voice and the listener’s ear.”

This year’s line up is as exciting as ever with names like James McMurtry, Blue Sky Riders, Sophie B. Hawkins and much more.  For the complete line up click here.

The Limelight Hotel is offering two separate lodging deals for 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival tickeholders.  Guests can choose between 25% off during a four night stay with a complimentary bottle of wine or 15% on all other lodging.  Check out the Limelight Hotel’s website for more information.

For more information on all aspects of the 7908 Aspen Songwriter’s Festival go to its website.

 

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Are you hanging in Hollywood and longing for an Aspen getaway? Maybe you’re stuck in traffic on the 5 and dreaming of arching turns on Aspen Mountain? Does the apres-ski scene in Los Angeles not really do it for you—is there an apres scene in LA? Then pick up the current issue of Los Angeles Magazine for a how-to-guide on Aspen! Erin Rottman, contributor at LA Mag, wrote an awesome piece on “how to do Aspen on the cheap!”

“Viewing Aspen through the lens of Frette and Fendi,” writes Rottman, “celebrities and second homes is to see only part of the image. Carpeted with white-trunked aspen, the three-and-a-half-square-mile town lies in a box canyon between three mountains—Red, Smuggler, and Aspen—and is framed in the near distance by peaks that rise like spirits more than 14,000 feet above sea level. Once among the country’s most productive silver mining camps, the area has become one of the glitziest ski resorts. But there are still ways to enjoy the town—and the ESPN Winter X Games at the end of the month—without the $800 hotel room and $22 burger.”

Check out the pages straight from Los Angeles Magazine below, grab a copy of the issue on newsstands or CLICK HERE to purchase a digital version of LA Mag.

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